A clinical need often begins with a patient, his/her symptoms, and the underlying medical problem. But that is just the tip
of the iceberg. Think about the physician and the nurses involved in the patient’s care. Also, somewhere in the back office,
there is a facility manager crunching numbers to decide whether or not to invest in the necessary equipment and infrastructure
to support the patient’s treatment. And then, perhaps a thousand miles away, is an insurance company administrator, who decides
whether or not to pay for the care that has been delivered. All of these are stakeholders –; individuals and groups who are
touched by the need and have a stake in how it is ultimately addressed.
In stakeholder ...